Checking date: 18/06/2021

Course: 2024/2025

Public administration organisation and activities
Dual Bachelor in Law and Business Administration (2008 Study Plan) (Plan: 173 - Estudio: 229)

Coordinating teacher: DESCALZO GONZALEZ, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 5.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Basic Institutions of Administrative Law
1. Understanding the legal framework governing the organization of Public Administration, its activity and the different forms of control of administrative action. 2. Getting a sector-based knowledge of the legal instruments and the regulatory tools included in the different courses included in the Administrative Law curriculum. 3. Dealing with Administrative Law laws and regulations: finding, interpreting and applying the legal rules in this field. 4. Getting the ability to abstract thinking and understanding the legal concepts pertaining to governmental agencies, and applying them to real cases.
Description of contents: programme
I. THE ORGANIZATION OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Lesson 1. Administrative organization and Law. Lesson 2.- The competences of governmental agencies Lesson 3.- The State, General Administration and the central Cabinet. The executive power at the regional level Lesson 4.- The Local authorities Lesson 5.- Public establishments, regulatory and other types of agencies II. THE ACTIVITY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Lesson 6.- The administrative procedures (I): Concept, legal regime and elements of the administrative procedure The rights and duties of the citizens in his relations with Public Administration Lesson7.- The administrative procedures (II): The different steps in the administrative procedures. The legal obligation to adjudicate. The time-lengthe of the procedures.Tacit administrative decisions Lesson 8.- The administrative decisions (I) The concept of administrative decisions. Types of administrative decisions. The elements of administrative decisions Lesson 9.- The administrative decisions (II) The validity of administrative decisions. The implementation and enforcement of administrative decisions Lesson 10.- The internal controls of Administrative action The "ex officio" revision of administrative decisions. Administrative appeals III. THE JUDICIAL CONTROL OF ADMINSTRATIVE ACTION Lesson 11.- The judicial Control of Administrative Action (I) General introduction. Administrative courts. Types of governmental activities that can be controlled by the courts. Scope of review Lesson 12.- Judicial Control of Administrative Action (II) The regular court proceedings. Special proceedings. Appeals
Learning activities and methodology
The learning process is based on a practice-oriented education. Therefore, regular lectures will be supplemented with in-class analysis and discussion of cases and materials, which will facilitate the understanding and application of the legal concepts. Therefore, the teaching activities are divided into "lecture type" sessions (for the whole group) and case-oriented sessions or discussion groups (in small rooms). The activities carried out in small groups are subject to the ¿on-going¿ or continuing evaluation during the course. 1. In the lecturing sessions, the professor will present the main concepts and ideas, pertaining to each of the units or lessons in which the syllabus is divided. 2. Case-oriented sessions will provide a practical approach to the different topics, through the analysis and discussion of real cases or selected reading materials. In the small groups, the curricular activities might also include "multiple choice" tests or other types of exams, covering a part of the course program. Those activities will be duly announced by the professor in the "Aula Global" electronic website.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Luciano Parejo Alfonso. Lecciones de Derecho administrativo . Tirant lo Blanch. 2020
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